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AKA murder suspects face additional money laundering charges, remanded in custody

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Five of the seven men arrested for the murders of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane have been remanded in custody following a brief appearance in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

The five suspects arrested in connection with the murders of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane in the dock in the Durban Magistrate’s Court. Picture: Se-Anne Rall, Independent Media

FIVE of the seven men arrested for the murders of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane have been remanded in custody following a brief appearance in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Lindokuhle Thabani Mkhwanazi, 30, Lindani Zenzele Ndimande, 35, Siyanda Eddie Myeza, 21, Mziwethemba Harvey Gwabeni, 36, and Lindokuhle Lindo Ndimande, 29, face charges of conspiracy to commit murder, murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and five counts of attempted murder.

The State has added two more charges of money laundering to the charge sheet.

According to the KwaZulu-Natal Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Elvis Gcweka, accused number four, Gwabeni, had been charged with money laundering and is alleged to have shared the money with his accomplices, who are in turn accused of obtaining the funds illegally.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson in KZN, Natasha Ramkisson-Kara, said that Wednesday’s court appearance was for the verification of certain aspects in preparation for a bail application.

“The dates for the bail applications have been set for March 14, 18, 19 and 27,” she said.

The men have been transported back to the Westville Correctional Centre where they remain in custody.

Magistrate VV Hlatshwayo stated that the court room will be changed for the accused’s next appearance, to accommodate the number of people attending the matter.

Meanwhile, two of the accused remain in custody in Eswatini.

Siyabonga and Malusi Ndimande were tracked down and arrested in Eswatini last week.

They appeared in the Manzini Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday where the matter was postponed to March 12.

The Manzini Magistrate’s Court is reportedly still waiting to receive extradition papers from South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority.

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